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Looking for some feedback here and some examples of what others do that seems fair to both photographer and customer. Also explain why you made some choices.
New to charging and I'm now setting my pricing and am flip flopping and tweaking.
Session fee of $200 for 1 hour at location. This is my travel, setup and shooting cost.
Additional fee of $50 if I must travel more than 30 miles. To me, this means 1 hour round-trip travel time and gas.
Print Credit for 1 5x7 and 1 web size file download.
Additional $125 for each additional hour (maybe add credit for additional web size download for this additional hour?)
Photos will be loaded to customers private gallery in Smugmug where either the customer on there own or with me can order prints, merchandise or file downloads.
Question 1 - If for example you are photographing seniors and there are multiple locations and clothing changes, do you count that time for travel and clothing changes as part of the hour?
I'm thinking $125 for each additional hour of shooting also include the time to drive to another location and clothing changes.
Question 2 - Sales tax for the session costs is to be collected if a tangible item is purchased, such as prints. I was planning to collect the sales tax during session invoicing and then issue a refund if only digital downloads are purchased after the customer views their gallery.
Question 3 - I was setting pricing on downloads as premium as the thinking is if the person buys the digital file itself, then they can use it where they wish such as Facebook, print any quantity or sizes they desire. Also within Smugmug its not clear yet that I can do some fancy pricing and packages, so for the moment I'm keeping it simple.
Web size $10
1mb size $20
4mb size $50
Original full quality $75
My head is spinning and there are probably more questions, but this is a start.